Start your Maun Self Drive 4×4 Vacation
Maun, in Botswana is like nothing you have ever seen before. The perfect combination between amazing wildlife and pure peace and quiet.
Our Recommended 4×4 Vehicles for Maun
Toyota Hilux 2.4TD 4×4 Camp
A reliable and capable 4×4 vehicle that offers excellent fuel consumption and good off road performance. Good ride height ideal for game viewing. Equiiped with a roof top tent.
Toyota Landcruiser 79 S/W 4×4 Camp
The Toyota Landcruiser is a very robust, reliable and exceptionally capable 4WD vehicle. A highly respected safari vehicle in Africa, with no electronics and ideal for remote area travel.
Ford Ranger Single Cab 4×4 Safari Overlander
This Single Cab Ranger camper seats 2 adults. Perfect for a self-drive safari. It has a powerful diesel engine. It’s a tough pickup truck capable of turning troublesome obstacles into an exciting adventure.
Ford Ranger D/Cab 4×4 Bushcamper
Superbly compact 4×4 camper suitable for up to 4 adults. Fully equipped with camping equipment. This is the vehicle you want on your African 4×4 adventure.
This is the fifth largest city in Botswana and is also widely considered to be the tourism hub of the country hence this is where many of the tour operators make their base for those wishing to see worthwhile areas in the vicinity most notably The Okavango Delta. Renting a 4×4 vehicle from this part of Botswana is easy.
Drive South Africa are here to assist you in any way possible just get on the phone or fill out the simple online booking form; 4×4 rental in Maun really is as easy as that. Alternatively you can also send an email and an eager sales representative is ready to make your ultimate 4×4 self-drive Botswana experience a reality.
Best Time to Visit
It’s widely agreed that visiting the town of Maun is best during the winter month which are from May to October; the cool and dry conditions are optimal for renting a 4WD vehicle and adventuring during this time. However make provisions for cold evenings and mornings. November until April may become a little too hot for comfort and most of the country receives its rainfall from December and February and obviously this will affect certain areas which are good for 4×4 adventures.
Where to Stay in Maun
Accommodation Around River Maun
Many of the accommodation in Maun is geared around the activity of the river for which it’s extremely close to the town, so many of the lodges and bush camps will be found in this location if you wish to be close to nature.
Centre of Maun
Since Maun is a tourism hub there really is no shortage of accommodation which is geared around suiting all types of traveler from the discerning older exploring who needs a little more comfort out of their experience or the new younger backpacker who is choosing his accommodation around saving money.
In And Around Maun
Botswana is all about reconnecting with nature and the town of Maun really is no different. Many of the top attractions in the city are geared around this from the Maun Environmental Education Centre, to the Nhabe Museum which is an iconic colonial style building. Other attractions not far from the centre of the city or in the city itself include the crocodile farm and ostrich farm respectively which give international visitors a chance to learn about the area and get an up close and personal experience with these two iconic African animals.
There are so many great places close to Maun that you will want to see and explore them all. Renting a 4×4 in Maun is really the only option. This also gives one the option of going off road and if you have a tent, it’s also broadens your scope and camping is something that can be introduced into your itinerary.
How Long Should You Stay In Maun
Since Maun is widely considered to be a frontier town 1 week should be enough time to experience it, since most of your exploring will be in other destinations close by most notably the Okavango Delta, which is widely considered to be a natural wonder of the world.
What To Pack For Your Trip
Make sure you don’t forget any of the necessary paperwork as some of the lodges you will be visiting won’t be close to urban areas, make spare copies of your documents. Some sort of waterproof clothing especially for The Okavango Delta region. Unfortunately Botswana is a malaria zone so malaria medication and a strong repellent are advisable. If game drives is one of your main focuses then make sure you pack neutral clothing that won’t expose you to animals.